. the final point i'll make is democrats are telling us that chuck hagel the former republican senator is now the leading contender to be the next defense secretary. the rice move possible kerry elevation to secretary of state is part of a broader look at refurbishment. expecting a new national security team for president to announce as early as next week. >> eric: thank you, ed henry. if you hear anything else, get back to us and we'll go back to you. >> thank you. >> eric: you hear this, and i heard you humming, which part? what was concerning to you? >> dana: the piece about the fiscal cliff first. you think they have had a year to work on that the democrats and republicans could come together. i think what harry reid heard last night from the democrats is we are not going to do anything. this is reported in the national journal today. not going to do anything to make any change or sacrifice benefit for social security, medicare or medicaid. that would be a condition of speaker boehner, which is if we give you the revenue you have to help us on the spending side, on the entitlement issue.